Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Doctor Reported my Mistake to Clinical Instructor

Dear Nurse Beth, I am finishing up my first year in a 3-year graduate nursing program. On my last day of OB-GYN clinical, I made a huge mistake in patient identity (due to a lapse in attention in...

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Nurses
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Emergent

Nurse pay in France equivalent to CNA pay here

I work with a young French gal who immigrated to the United States. She was a nurse there. She hasn't gotten her license here yet and is working as a CNA. She says that nurses are paid poorly in...

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School
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ruby_jane

scheduled meds

At the end of the year we turn in all medications that haven't been picked up to our boss. Every year I count the Ritalin/Ritalin-like products/the odd pain reliever with codeine/Fiorcet (this...

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Nurses
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mzsuccess

Does it look bad to request to go prn from part time when just starting a job?

I've been at this LTC job since April . While I have to admit it's better than most LTC I feel as if all I'm doing is popping pills. I also work per diem at a treatment center and I really enjoy it....

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SoundofMusic

Working in a small practice, and the employees are rude.

Have been working in a small mom and pop practice for about a year now -- no EMR -- all on paper. Doc is old school. Very busy and well loved practice with a large patient volume. I started there a...

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NCLEX
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sch19

NCLEX June 2018

Hey all! First off, congrats to everyone who graduated this year (and those who graduated in any previous year)!!! My day was May 11th, and it still feels so surreal. Also unreal. Probably because...

21 replies
Nurses
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Dd04321

Thinking about going back to school. Thoughts?

Hi everyone! As the title says, I'm thinking about going back to school. I graduated with my BSN in May of 2017 and have been working full time since. I worked in post-op Ortho with Med Surg...

6 replies
Nurses
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Emergent

Order your own labs services

I saw an ad on Facebook where you can order your own labs. Their doctors sign off on it and you are sent to your closest independent lab, one of 2 major lab chains. Their prices are reasonable and...

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Nurses
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PrettyNerd

Can I get Hep C?

Hi everyone, a little bit of a hypochondriac here. At work I noticed I had blood on my wrist from a Hep C positive patient. I was wearing gloves but I guess it still ended on my sleeve and skin. I...

4 replies
School
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kidzcare

LAST DAY!!!!

Today is the last day! Woo! Students have a 3.5 hour day (my kids were begging not to have to go!). My office is at the preschool and those kiddos were done yesterday. Just gotta clear out my office...

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Nurses
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Elpeon75

Blatant false documentation

Hi all! A situation arose at work where documentation was changed two weeks after the fact to indicate a doc had assessed a pt in an emergent situation. The pt was never assessed by the doc. I...

15 replies
School
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MHDNURSE

Sometimes I hate rules

Little K student shows up in my office with a bottle of Rx eye drops- clearly has allergies, poor thing eyes look terrible. No paperwork, bottle not in original Rx box, so does not have her name or...

11 replies
School
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OhioBPH

End of year

For those of you not drowning beneath all of the field day scrapes and bruises, how do you prepare for end of year? I feel like I should be doing something.

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Student Assist
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Raj777

Scenerio

Hello Nurses, I have a scenario, give me an answer. I found Mrs A on the floor near her bed in her room fallen down, she is lying on her back in a straight lying position. She complains of lower...

15 replies
Nurses
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Paul78526

Overcounting valium in pyxis

Just curious if i triggered a discrepincency in which there was an overcount of diazepam in the pyxis and found a methadone inside its bin, is that an issue? I did report it.

3 replies
Nurse Beth
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Nurse Beth

Will I lose my new job because I'm pregnant?

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a practicing nurse practitioner for 2 years, and worked as a RN for 3 years prior to that. My NP experience has been in primary care, but I have always wanted to...

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School
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Amethya

Good news! -Off topic-

(Admin, please do not post on Facebook) I just wanted to let you know that lately I been scared about possibly having Thyroid cancer. I been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism since I was 15 (I'm...

9 replies
Students
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Futurern2013

Very Low Gpa...Is there still hope?

Hello, I graduated from HS in 2013, and from there I attended a local community college where my major was music (huge mistake) I ended up hating music and failing 2 classes that year. i also had...

9 replies
Pre-Nursing
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mbrae

Just starting prereqs... dream schedule?

I am about to start my prerequisites this fall and I would love your suggestions on how to line up these classes over the next 3 semesters. I'm fortunate in that the university where I'm completing...

12 replies
NP Students
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Devonelyse90

Online NP programs with minimal Papers

Hello, I want to start off by saying that I've been looking into becoming a FNP for a while now but I really don't know if it's the right choice for me. When it comes to research papers and...

3 replies

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